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The Demise of Small Firms in Britain

Francesca Carnevali

in Europe's Advantage

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199257393
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603846 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199257396.003.0006
The Demise of Small Firms in Britain

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This chapter analyses the reasons behind the decline of small firms in Britain after 1945. It explores the politics behind industrial concentration by looking at the attitude towards small firms of successive Conservative and Labour governments. The chapter focuses on monetary policy up to 1971, and its impact on commercial banks and their relationship with small firms.

Keywords: industrial concentration; Conservative government; Labour government; monetary policy; commercial banks

Chapter.  11093 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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